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Acropora forskali Acropora forskali

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Acropora forskali (c) by “From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”

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lexID:
4057 
AphiaID:
207121 
Scientific:
Acropora forskali 
German:
kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Acropora Forskali 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Acroporidae (Family) > Acropora (Genus) > forskali (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Ehrenberg, ), 1834 
Occurrence:
Madagascar 
Size:
9.84" - 39.37" (25cm - 100cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 78.8 °F (24°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Dustfood , Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
44 gal (~ 200L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-02-02 18:07:14 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”

Characters: Colonies consist of open branches which are usually twisted into irregular shapes. Sub-branches are uncommon. Axial corallites are tubular; incipient axial corallites occur on branch sides. Radial corallites are irregular, immersed to tubular, giving branch surfaces a rough appearance. Tentacles are often extended during the day.

Colour: Usually grey.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Acropora horrida , Acropora lutkeni

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Scheer and Pillai (1983).

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